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posted by lisa123
11 March 2021

Mam Newly diagnosed

Last reply: 26 days ago
Hi my mam has just been diagnosed with primary gallbladder cancer and liver metastasis. She is starting chemo for 3 months in the next few weeks, they’ve said if that doesn’t work they’ll try another round. nothing was mentioned at the doctors appointment when she was diagnosed about an outlook or a timeline,or if it was pallative however they did mention stage 4, and I suppose I’m just trying to find the positives here but is that a good sign that they are doing the chemo ? He did say it’s serious, not curable, but treatable . Sorry if this is a silly question, we are just trying to come to terms and find some glimmer of hope . Thanks for your help .
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posted by Ninfea
09 March 2021

acute leukemia

Last reply: 26 days ago
My father is sick of acute myeloid leukemia. Since December he's very weak and thin, sometimes doesn't eat enough and sleeps more. Sometimes he had fever. He can't even receive treatments as he also does dialysis. He's just receiving transfusions. Can you inform me how many months maximum he can live with this general picture? Please let me know so I can have a better idea. Thanks in advance.
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posted by Chele
09 March 2021

Biopsy results

Last reply: 26 days ago
Hi, I had a stereotactic biopsy done on 24th February in St James. I haven't received an appt for results. I have been waiting patiently but I know the team meet on Tuesday mornings so had hoped to hear today. I haven't received a call and I've been trying to get in touch with the Breastcare nursing office but it's going through to voicemail all afternoon. I'm feeling very stressed now as it's day 13. Is it normal to have to wait so long?
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posted by jilly21
25 February 2021

Bowel cancer

Last reply: 1 month ago
My dad was recently diagnosed with colon cancer with mestatic liver cancer. Is hopefully going in next week to have tumour removed from colon. Just wondering will he get any relief from symptoms once the tumour is removed and will chemo help with the liver. Really hard times at the moment the not knowing is the worst.
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posted by SM_2020
03 January 2021

Appetite and nausea relief

Last reply: 3 months ago
Hello, I am caring for my mum who is very ill on chemo for stage 3 ovarian cancer. She was hospitalised five days ago because she can't eat. She's getting IV fluids and a stomach pump delivering Maxolon (but still can't eat as it's not really helping). I'm extremely concerned about her weight loss, inability to eat, and relentless nausea. She is very weak and her mood is low. At what point would a feeding tube or similar be considered? A palliative care nurse mentioned Megace as an appetite stimulant and I've been trying to bring it up (brought it up at last chemo appointment and the nurse took note but haven't heard anything since). Does this sound like something that would help under the circumstances? I can't visit her and getting a chance to speak to her oncology team is difficult. I understand that the COVID restrictions need to be in place, but it means that patients don't have advocates when they most need it. Thanks in advance for advice
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posted by biddyq
29 November 2020

Gurgling sounds and diarrhoea

Last reply: 4 months ago
My husband has been having diarrhoea and very loud noises in the bowel. He has oesophegeal cancer with boney mets. Had dilation of Oesophageou s last fri week. Thanks so much
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posted by rubyfluff2020
16 November 2020

Lump in breast 3-6 month wait

Last reply: 2 months ago
Hi,I found a lump 4 weeks ago. Its movable but hard pea size. Go thinks could be a cyst and sent referral. The hospital has 6 month wait as she didn't deem it as urgent. The nurse also told me not to keep checking it. She send to another hospital last week after I called her and its 3 month wait for mammogram. So hard to know should I just wait or go private for mammogram. Its hard not to think about it. Do gps know when a lump is cancer by feel of them? Thanks in advance
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posted by Aerlingus02
28 October 2020

Hair

Last reply: 5 months ago
I had my last chemo on the 25th of September. Although I didn’t lose all my hair it thinned out a lot. When should I expect it to stop coming out??
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posted by ladybird
31 October 2020

Flu vaccine for children

Last reply: 5 months ago
I am having chemo treatment for breast cancer and have 2 children under 12. Myself and husband have gotten flu vaccine but pharmacy said that children version is live and not to be given to anyone on cancer treatment. My gp has advised I should get it done. So totally confused.
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posted by Cora Lawless. . . .
18 October 2020

Non hodgkin lymphoma

Last reply: 5 months ago
I've been given months Diagnosed October last year Had R-Chop and R-Ice - both failed Now on palliative/maintenance chemotherapy What does all this mean for me ? Regards Cora Lawless and Thank you.
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